Suspect waives hearing

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A Craig man charged with attempted murder is working on a plea agreement with the District Attorney's Office, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

William Daniel Kilpatrick, 24, was arrested Nov. 15 and charged with a litany of crimes, including trying to choke his girlfriend at their home in Craig.

Kilpatrick is being held in Moffat County Jail on $1 million bond.

Kilpatrick was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Moffat County court Tuesday, but he waived his right to the hearing.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Stern said Kilpatrick had waived the hearing discuss a plea agreement with the District Attorney's Office.

Kilpatrick will appear in 14th Judicial Court April 18 for arraignment.

According to court documents, on the night of his arrest, Kilpatrick is accused of strangling his girlfriend, threatening her with a knife, dragging her into the house and striking her toddler son.

When police arrested Kilpatrick, they reported finding a letter in his pocket that indicated he planned to kill his girlfriend and himself, according to the arrest affidavit.

The girlfriend told police Kil--patrick choked her with a belt and his hands, threatened her with a knife and said he planned to rape her, according to the affidavit.

The woman was taken to The Memorial Hospital and was later released.

His girlfriend also told police that Kilpatrick struck her 4-year-old son in the neck, according to the affidavit.

Brandon Johansson can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 213, or bjohansson@craigdailypress.com.

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